91 points

Comelli 2012 Friulano (Colli Orientali del Friuli)

Fragrances recall acacia flower, chamomile, stone fruit and a whiff of dried hay. The savory palate offers intense white peach, Bartlett pear and yellow apple accented with mineral and almond notes alongside crisp acidity. It’s well balanced with a long, lingering finish.

 — K.O.   Published 8/1/2014
90 points

Comelli 2012 Sauvignon (Colli Orientali del Friuli)

It delivers classic varietal aromas of tomato leaf, cut grass, hay and citrus. The crisp palate delivers juicy grapefruit, cantaloupe, exotic fruit and mineral alongside lively acidity that leaves a pristine finish.

 — K.O.   Published 8/1/2014
90 points

Comelli 2009 Eoos Picolit (Colli Orientali del Friuli)

Picolit is a rare and precious dessert wine from northeast Italy that delivers extreme concentration and sweetness thanks to extremely low vineyard yields. This expression shows a deep golden color with apricot, honey, orange zest and fragrant honeysuckle.

 — M.L.   Published 12/15/2011
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89 points

Comelli 2012 Amplius Pinot Grigio (Colli Orientali del Friuli)

Delicious and full-bodied, it offers aromas of lemon blossom and pear. The round, savory palate delivers white peach, green apple and mineral alongside fresh acidity. An almond note signals the finish.

 — K.O.   Published 8/1/2014
88 points

Comelli 2008 Soffumbergo Red (Delle Venezie)

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Refosco that’s aged in French oak, this opens with bold, black intensity, bearing notes of dark fruit, ripe blackberry and sweet spice. The mouthfeel is chewy and soft, with a touch of pulpy sweetness on the close.

 — M.L.   Published 12/31/2012
88 points

Comelli 2007 Sauvignon (Colli Orientali del Friuli)

You have to admire the roundness and supple softness of this Sauvignon. Yes, it has sharply aromatic notes of tomato leaf and exotic fruit, but they are delivered in a delicate and harmonious fashion. The wine is crisp and lean with enough substance to pair with spicy Indian dishes.

 — M.L.   Published 8/1/2009
88 points

Comelli 2006 Friulano Tocai Friulano (Colli Orientali del Friuli)

There’s an inviting quality to this wine that begs one sip after the other. It comes down to this Friulano’s smooth and tempered texture, which is round and supple yet imparts intense flavors of mature yellow fruit and apricot. Try it with seared Ahi tuna.

 — M.L.   Published 11/15/2008
87 points

Comelli 2010 Brut Chardonnay (Friuli)

This Chardonnay-based sparkler opens with creamy perlage and bright aromas of apricot, honey and yellow rose. The varietal’s natural structure and richness is palpable on the palate.

 — M.L.   Published 8/1/2012
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